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 Dictionary entry overview: What does neutering mean? 

  The noun NEUTERING has 1 sense:

1. the sterilization of an animal

  Familiarity information: NEUTERING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1neutering [BACK TO TOP]


The sterilization of an animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


altering; neutering; fixing

Context example:

they took him to the vet for neutering

Hypernyms ("neutering" is a kind of...):

sterilisation; sterilization (the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "neutering"):

castration; emasculation (neutering a male animal by removing the testicles)

spaying (neutering a female by removing the ovaries)

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